Tomblin Faces Deadline to Sign, Veto Bills

Apr 1, 2016

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is hitting a deadline to sign or veto bills from this year's legislative session.

Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Friday is the last day that Tomblin can act on the few bills still in limbo after this year's 60-day legislative session.

One bill would both require voters to show ID at the polls, with some exceptions, and would automatically register people to vote when they get driver's licenses or IDs.

Another would let lottery winners stay anonymous.

An education measure would give let schools be in session for the equivalent of 180 days, instead of 180 separate days.

A standardized test aligned with the Common Core standards would be nixed in another pending bill.

The governor can sign bills into law, veto them or let them become law without his signature.